Dallas Children’s Theater presents 10 Seconds
Dallas Children’s Theater will present their newest play, 10 Seconds. The production aims to encourage reflection and de-escalation in a world where deeply-rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold. Performed by an all-teen cast, the play reflects the complex world these young people are growing up in, and does so with empathy and appreciation for their perspectives and that of those in law enforcement.
In 10 Seconds, Ray and Jimi are Washington, DC high school students who are navigating their young adult worlds and what it means to be young black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day, and the 10 seconds inside that day, that they will never forget. Audiences see not only their perspectives, but also those of the police they encounter.
Through audience engagement and interactive moments, the play provides opportunities for reflection and discussion. Each performance will be followed by a talkback facilitated by Visions for Change’s Denise Lee and Thomas Collier and featuring helpful subject matter resources from law enforcement and area youth groups.